Greens and Mushroom Gyozas

vegetable-gyozaRecipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys

INGREDIENTS
8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and finely chopped (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 scallions, minced
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 carrot, grated
1 cup kale or chard, finely shredded
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin or rice vinegar
1/4 cup white wine
1 package gyoza wrappers, round or square
Small bowl of water, plus more for steaming

PREPARATION

Asian-Style Asparagus

Adapted from seriouseats.com

INGREDIENTS
1 bunch asparagus, cut ends snapped off
1–2 tablespoons scallions, finely chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 drops chili oil (or a pinch cayenne powder)
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (toasted if preferred)

PREPARATION

Scallion

spring_onion_lgAlso called green onions, scallions are a milder member of the allium family, which includes onions and garlic. After trimming off the root tips of the white ends, both the white base and hollow green stalks can be chopped and added to a wide variety of foods, from egg dishes to stir-fries to pizza and more. The dark green ends are delicious chopped and added raw to salads and grain or rice dishes.

Pickled Rainbow Carrots and Scallions

Recipe by Non-Reactive Pan, clarosouthwick.com/blog

INGREDIENTS
4–6 rainbow carrots, scrubbed, peeled, and sliced into 1/4-inch sticks
1 bunch scallions, dark greens and ends removed
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
3 cloves garlic, peeled
10 whole peppercorns

PREPARATION

Cucumber Corn Salad

The Wonderful World of Alliums

There is nary a cuisine that doesn’t include allium vegetables. Onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, and scallions are all members of the Allium genus, and are fundamental to so many dishes that cooking without them would be challenging. Although rich in flavor, they seem to disappear in many sauces, stews, and soups, and it can be easy to forget their presence, unless you were the one tearing up while chopping them.

Broccoli with Sesame and Scallions

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